NFL Power Rankings: A familiar name at No. 1

PowerRankings-Week11

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser's pre-Week 11 2019 NFL power rankings. And we all know how important these are:

Rank.Team (record) | Comment

1.New England Patriots (8-1) | 3 | Back in a familiar spot

2.New Orleans Saints (7-2) | 1 | Good teams lose; it's the NFL

3.San Francisco 49ers (8-1) | 2 | Monday felt very much like a temporary setback

4.Seattle Seahawks (8-2) | 5 | As good as any team in the NFL right now

5.Baltimore Ravens (7-2) | 4 | More and more a serious Super Bowl contender

6.Green Bay Packers (8-2) | 6 | Quietly, a serious contender for first-round bye

7.Minnesota Vikings (7-3) | 8 | Looking better by the week

8.Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) | 7 | Lead in AFC West down to half a game

9.Buffalo Bills (6-3) | 9 | Lost one Sunday that could hurt come late December

10.Houston Texans (6-3) | 10 | Took a serious step toward the division title during the bye

11.Indianapolis Colts (5-4) | 11 | Jacoby Brissett's injury proved very costly Sunday; up next: Jaguars

12.Los Angeles Rams (5-4) | 12 | Jalen Ramsey trade looks better for Jaguars by the week

13.Carolina Panthers (5-4) | 13 | Missed chance to make up serious ground in South Sunday

14.Dallas Cowboys (5-4) | 14 | They're 2-4 after a 3-0 start

15.Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) | 15 | Will need another late-season surge to make postseason

16.Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4) | 16 | Here they come again

17.Oakland Raiders (5-4) | 17 | Jon Gruden rapidly becoming Coach of Year candidate

18.Tennessee Titans (5-5) | 20 | Sunday's drama may have saved season for now

19.Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5) | 19 | It's Foles Time in Duval

20.Chicago Bears (4-5) | 22 | Losing streak is over, but a long way back to the playoff chase

21.Detroit Lions (3-5-1) | 18 | Promising start quickly turning into disappointing season

22.Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) | 21 |Recent surge slowed big time with Thursday loss to Oakland

23.Cleveland Browns (3-6) | 23 | Sunday likely came too late to save Team of the Offseason

24.Arizona Cardinals (3-6-1) | 24 | Three consecutive losses following three-game winning streak

25.Denver Broncos (3-6) | 25 | Too much ground to make up following this week's bye

26.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) | 27 | Team playing better than its record rewarded with a victory

27.Atlanta Falcons (2-7) | 29 | A lot of wondering what might have been in the ATL

28.New York Giants (2-8) | 26 | Not the year the Giants wants to lose to the J-E-T-S

29.Miami Dolphins (2-7) | 30 | Remember the whole "Tanking" theory?

30.New York Jets (2-7) | 31 | Boy, did they need that

31.Washington Redskins (1-8) | 28 | Last seven games all about evaluating now

32.Cincinnati Bengals (0-9) | 32 | Tightening grip on No. 1 overall

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